October 3, 2016

BARCELONA - Boatyard diorama

Diorama of a Mediterranean fishing boat being worked on,
Scale 1/20

Modified by adding a new paint shop with a wooden deck, chairs, workbench,lobster and crab traps etc..

April 8, 2016


This 45 cm long Lizard is made from scrap brass, copper, silver and clock gears.
She is made to be hanged on the wall.

August 4, 2015


Pagrus is the generic name of the sea bream family.

Metal Art sculpture :

This model is around  40cm long and made from copper,brass,bronze and steel.

March 6, 2015


Metal Art Sculpture
Materials : Brass & Copper
Overall length :35 cm 
Height : 22 cm
Width  : 25 cm

January 13, 2015


The castings and materials of this vacuum motor comes from Bengs Modellbau in Germany.
Building instructions and materials are good quality, however, a dedicated attention is needed during the machining process of the cylinder,piston and the crank as otherwise there is no chance to get the engine run smoothly.

This type of engine is called flame eater or flame-licker, due to the fact that it operates with the help of  a flame that enters into the cylinder with the  out stroke of the piston. Once the entry of the flame is closed with the help of a sliding valve, hot air get in contact with the air cooled part of the cylinder and causes a sudden drop in pressure that is  sufficient to suck the piston to create the exhaust stage.

Length  ( without burner ) : 170mm
Width :100 mm
Height : 110 mm
Piston diameter : 16mm
Stroke : 26mm

I have made a one piece crank from steel instead of  suggested 4 piece crank from steel and brass and also used double bearings at each side to obtain a better strength against 100 mm flywheels.

November 17, 2014



All parts from Brass,bronze,copper and alu.

Mr. Whistle & Sons